Siegel's Unique Selection represents the utmost expression of their best Los Lingues vineyards, located in the Alto Colchagua region.
Deep violet color. Aromas of cassis and cherries with hints of spices, chocolate and violets. This wine is characterized by its complexity and harmony, with a robust tannic structure.
Red meats and strong cheeses.
"This shows aromas of ripe blackcurrants and mulberries with coffee, tobacco and wet earth undertones. Medium-bodied with plush, velvety tannins. Dark-fruited and succulent with a lingering finish. Cabernet sauvignon, carmenere and syrah. Drink or hold."
- James Suckling (February 2023), 91 pts
"Unique all comes from Siegel's parcels in Los Lingues and combines Cabernet Sauvignon with 35% Carmenère and 20% Syrah. Showing the region's classic combination of freshness and grip, it has notes of lavender, liquorice and blackcurrant, sinewy tannins, nuanced oak and a long, stony, well-balanced finish. 2023-28"
- Tim Atkin MW (Chile 2021 Special Report), 93 pts
"Blackberry, blackcurrant leaf, rose, peppercorn and chocolate orange. It’s medium-to full-bodied with firm, chewy tannins. Concentrated and layered with a flavorful, spicy finish. 45% cabernet sauvignon, 35% carmenere and 20% syrah. Drink or hold."
- James Suckling (June 2021), 91 pts
"The blend - Cabernet Sauvignon with 55% Carmenère and Syrah - might not be unique, but this is certainly a special wine from the best zones of Los Lingues, showing serious, aromatic mint, black cherry and cassis fruit, bold tannins and the structure to age further in bottle. 2022-29"
- Tim Atkin MW (Chile 2020 Special Report), 93 pts
"A warm nose features a mixture of cheesy oak, brambly spice, foresty hints and bold black fruit scents. The palate on this blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Carmenère and Syrah is flush, with gravelly tannins and some heat. Balsamic dark-berry flavors show hints of eucalyptus and juniper, while a flavor-packed finish rumbles along on the heels of grating tannins. Drink through 2026. - MICHAEL SCHACHNER
- Wine Enthusiast (May 2021), 92 pts
"Los Lingues produces some of the best-balanced red wines in the Colchagua Valley, which combine richness and concentration with freshness. This blend of Cabernet Sauvignon with Carmenère and Syrah is a case in point, with mint and graphite aromas, fine tannins and excellent length. 2020-25"
- Tim Atkin MW (Chile 2019 Special Report), 94 pts
"This blend of 45% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Carmenere, and 20% Syrah is more than the sum of its parts. Opening with an emphatic perfume of cedar, cracked pepper and dark fruit, it offers a seamless mouth feel and deep, dense flavors. Fine grained tannins lend just the right amount of structure to this excellent Chilean red blend. Aged in French oak for 14-16 months."
- i-winereview.com (Vina Siegel from Chile's Colchagua Valley: New Releases, August 20th 2018), 91 pts
"Even at four years of age, this assemblage of Cabernet Sauvignon and Carmenère from Los Lingues with 20% Syrah from Peralillo is dense, firm and well structured, needing more time in bottle for its tannins to soften. The underlying fruit is excellent 2020-28"
- Tim Atkin MW (Chile 2018 Special Report), 92 pts
"Alberto Siegel’s red is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Carmenère from Los Lingues, with some Syrah grown at VIK. The result is a wonderfully polished cuvée, combining the texture and grassy notes of Carmenère with the dark berry fruit and structure of the other two varieties. 2018-25"
- Tim Atkin MW (Chile 2017 Special Report), 94 pts
"A chewy red with berry, chocolate and toasted coffee bean character. Full and flavorful. Pretty finish. A blend of cabernet sauvignon, carmenere and syrah. Drink now or hold."
- James Suckling (May 29th 2017), 92 pts
"Dark ruby. Heady, spice-tinged dark berry preserve, incense and floral pastille scents show excellent clarity and a touch of mint in the background. In a suave, palate-coating style, displaying sweet black and blue fruit flavors and showing no excess weight. Picks up bitter chocolate and spicecake nuances on the gently tannic, expansive finish, which hangs on with outstanding tenacity. - Josh Raynolds""
- Vinous (February 2017), 91 pts
- Wine Enthusiast (March 2018), 89 pts
"The blend of 45% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Carmenere and 20% Syrah is an expressive array of deep, black fruit and spice. A vein of chocolate sweetens violets petals and the texture and density of the wine is impressive to the finish. Aged in French oak for 14-16 months. A true-blue match with red meat. - Meridith May"
- The Tasting Panel (Publisher's Picks, April 2016), 92 pts
"Lots of flower petal, dark fruit and hits of bark. Full body, round tannins and a flavorful finish. A complete and delicious red. Better in 2017, but why wait?"
- James Suckling (June 6th 2015), 92 pts
"Rustic aromas of baked berry fruits, black olive, herbs and eucalyptus lead to a forward, fairly tannic palate. An herbal flavor profile includes olive, blackberry, plum and spice notes, while the finish on this Cabernet-led blend tastes peppery and herbal, which is nothing unusual for Chile. Drink through 2020."
- Wine Enthusiast (June 2016), 91 pts
"Gritty, herbal, charred aromas of black fruits accented by juniper open this blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Carmenère and Syrah. Saturated, tight and tannic, with the potential to age and evolve, this offers flavors of blackberry, anise and both black and green pepper. An oaky, jagged feeling finish closes things out. Drink through 2020. - Michael Schachner"
- Wine Enthusiast (March 1st 2015), 91 pts
"Aromas of dark berries, herbs and spices follow through to a full body with soft tannins and a chocolate aftertaste. Drink now."
- James Suckling (August 2014), 90 pts
Alberto Siegel was born in Santiago in 1946, the third generation in Chile of an Austrian family. His grandfather was an Austrian architect that built some very important and traditional ...